Cambridgeshire

Llywelyn Thomas murder: Two charged

Llywelyn Thomas
Image caption Llywelyn Thomas had retired to Cambridgeshire to be near his family

Two men have been charged with the murder of an elderly man in Cambridgeshire.

Llywelyn Thomas, 76, was found dead at his home in Chittering in December 2011.

Frankie Parker, 25, of Nene Road, Ely, and Gary Smith, 20, of no fixed address, were both arrested earlier and charged with murder.

Mr Parker will appear before magistrates in Cambridge on Wednesday. Mr Smith will appear on 14 February.

Police believe Mr Thomas, a retired farmer who moved to Ely Road from south Wales to be closer to his family, was killed in a botched burglary during the night between 17 and 18 December.

Post-mortem tests found he died from face and head injuries which may have been inflicted with a poker.

Rewards totalling £50,000 have been offered for information leading to the conviction of those responsible.

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